People have been asking me a question why I like Nokia N8 so much. Why would I choose and wait for this device instead of other popular smartphone thats currently in the market. Well, my answer is that N8 is the best..
.. in terms of specifications
(it may not have 1ghz processer) BUT N8 has the fastest GPU for a smartphone. That's why it does not need ghz scale processors cause the GPU takes most of the load already from the CPU.
N8 has the best camera sensor on all smartphones. It's even comparable to some DSLR and best several point and shoot cameras. Here is a link of some pictures taken using n8.
N8 supports dolby digital sorround sound. - Aside from mobile Dolby surround that creates a virtual surround when you are listen to your stereo headphones , and can hook up to your home theater :) in 5.1 surround sound.
.. in terms of services
N8 supports WebTV. So you can watch from a host of thousands of channels available on the internet and nokia compiles them for you.
N8 has the latest Ovi Maps. It is a voice guided navigation which is free, forever! Been playing with this service with my previous phones n97 and e71 and I can say that It's pretty much effective on delivering its purpose to us travellers at ZERO cost.
N8 supports Mobile TV using dbv-h. (if your area has TV channels that transmits dbv-h signals)
.. in terms of application
N8 can turn your tv into a touch screen display. This may not be released as a commercial application but it's a great proof of concept
N8 has true multi tasking. Nokia/symbian has been delivering true multitasking already for the longest time. Earlier than any smartphones out there.
.. in terms of connectivity
N8 can be connected to a wireless USB mouse. Not bluetooth, wireless mouse as in 2.4ghz radio frequency connection. I don't know how do they do that but it's just amazing.
N8 can be connected to bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
N8 can be connected to an HDTV via HDMI. You can watch HD movies on your TVs.
N8 USB-on-the-go can use flash drives as external storage devices. It can even use other smartphones as an external storage.
You can even turn your n8 into a mini home theater. or Even a PC with the use of HDMI to TV and bluetooth keyboard and mouse with practically unlimited storage via USB-on-the-GO.
N8 supports Penta band (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 , GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 ) . you can use it almost anywhere in the world (regardless of the , as long as there is a signal though :P - With wireless lan and bluetooth
.. in terms of price
The best bang for the buck phone. At 399 euros or $549 , it's handheld that's worth more than what you pay it for.
It's optimized. For me it has the right display size, not too large or too small that may affect portability nor usability. Doesn't have the fastest CPU(but with GPU) and still manages to last for a long period of time with a 1200mAh battery. Right build, not so light to have a feeling of cheap quality.
N8 is very open for people like me who wants to play around with devices, trying what unique things they can offer and customize it the way we users want it to be. There still more things that N8 has to offer which I haven't discovered yet.
To summarize it all, N8 is the best device you can buy for the most cost effective price.
Now tell me any smartphone you can think of that offers these things at the same price range or even pricier? nah.
update: I forgot to mention that like n97, N8 also has a built in FM transmitter. Even with absence of USB port, or audio jack you can still use radio enabled devices as a speaker for n8. Best for old models of cars or in situations just like below:
We had a team party and we rented a hotel room for the event. The problem is that there are no modern sound system on that room that night, and a karaoke is only available. We can't use any of our ipods nor laptops to play music loud enough to party. Good thing I have my n97, we transferred some mp3 onto my mobile phone, set the frequency, started the FM transmitter and voila . Party party
update 2: Added comparison of n8 to dslr link above.